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Homicide #78/2019,
Bonis Avenue and Birchmount Road area



Broadcast time: 08:00
Sunday, January 5, 2020

42 Division
416-808-7400

Case #: 2019-2445475


On Thursday, December 19, 2019, at approximately 6:26 p.m., police received a call for unknown trouble in the Bonis Avenue and Birchmount Road area.

It is reported that:

- the victim was stabbed by a man

- he was transported to hospital

Sahand Norouz Zadeh, 19, was arrested, charged with Attempt Murder and released on bail from court.


On Thursday, January 2, 2020, the victim succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

He has been identified as Muhammad Waqar Alam, 31, of Toronto.


On Saturday, January 4, 2020, an autopsy was completed.


Sahand Norouz Zadeh, 19, was rearrested on Saturday, January 4, 2020 and charged with:

1) Second-Degree Murder

He is scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall, on Sunday, January 5, 2020, 10 a.m., room 101.


Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes or Google Play.


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Terry Browne, Homicide




Homicide #78/2019,
Bonis Avenue and Birchmount Road area



Muhammad Waqar Alam, 31, victim of Homicide #78/2019
Above: Muhammad Waqar Alam, 31, victim of Homicide #78/2019




Homicide #78/2019,
Bonis Avenue and Birchmount Road area



Muhammad Waqar Alam, 31, victim of Homicide #78/2019
Above: Muhammad Waqar Alam, 31, victim of Homicide #78/2019